City of Davis

The city of Davis (population 56,000) is an environmentally-conscious college town located in Calfornia's fertile Central Valley. More than half the people of Davis have some connection to the University as students, faculty, or staff members.

The land surrounding Davis is some of the richest agricultural acreage in the state. People with only the smallest corner garden grow flowers, fruits, and vegetables year-round. Additionally, public gardens are available for personal use and experimental garden plots are available on campus for students. Farmer's Market is held twice a week in Central Park where area farmers sell their goods and produce to the community. The City of Davis has over 90 miles of bike paths, more than 2 dozen tennis courts, 3 public swimming pools, a municipal golf course, and beautiful parks and greenbelts.

The City of Davis and the University community share in many enjoyable cultural activities and events. UC Davis Presents sponsors theatre, dance, opera, film, and music performances throughout the year, bringing to the area fine artists and productions. The magnificent Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts opened on campus in 2002 and has attracted world-class performers, artists, authors and distinguished academic speakers. The Entertainment Board also sponsors performing groups at the Coffee House and Freeborn Hall, lectures, films, and free noon-time concerts on the Quad. The campus holds various festive annual celebrations, including the Whole Earth Festival, Picnic Day, and colorful Cultural Days, to name a few.

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Nearby Attractions

Davis is located in California's Central Valley, within driving distance of a number of attractions from one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world to the stunning Sierra Nevada Mountains. Davis is 12 miles west of the capital city of Sacramento, 75 miles east of the San Francisco Bay Area, 120 miles west of Lake Tahoe, and 40 miles from Napa Valley.


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